Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Nara Afternoon Tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine from Kyoto. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Good quality tour with a fantastic tour guide. He kept the trip up and back entertaining with stories, information and a few jokes. The crowds were large so photos and getting around inside the Todaiji temple were difficult but that's what peak tourist season is about. The deer park was fun and the deer can be aggressive if they sense you have food. Be prepared for a few nips if you're not careful. The Kasuga Shrine was very peaceful and the crowds weren't too bad by the afternoon tour time. Not sure if they are better or worse in the morning. Definitely recommend and hop you get a good guide.
This was an excellent tour! The guide Mickey was very knowledgeable, but also mixed-in the right amount of humor during the normally boring periods of traveling from one site to another.
It was a wet day on the day of my tour, so all the outdoor portion of it was not that enjoyable. Overall still a very knowledgeable one for the family.
The tour was awesome me and my wife had a great time. Our tour guide was very nice and very informative we enjoyed every moment. Wish we could have stayed longer but will defiantly plan another trip.
A wonderful tour that featured the two main religions in Japan - Buddhism and Shintoism. The visit to the two different temples were very insightful and awe inspiring, especially the Buddhist temple with the giant Buddha statue set in a park with free roaming deers that you can feed and take photos with!
Fantastic afternoon tour We had a wonderful guide-- entertaining and informative
This was a great trip. Todaiji Temple is spectacular. Kasuga Shrine is OK. On the whole, a great afternoon. As first time visitors to Kyoto area we enjoyed this. Tour guide was very knowledgeable.
Outstanding temple with large statue of Buddah and a Lantern Shrine. Much better than the temples and shrines we saw in Kyoto. Worth the drive.
Very good tour for the afternoon if you don't want to visit Nara by your own. All 3 most important places in Nara will be visited.
Good and comfortable busses and pleasant tour guides. Start from hotel, opposite of Kyoto railway station, is very convenient.
I recommend if you have half a day free
Excellent tour, all of it is worth it, maybe needs a bit extra free time in Nara to enjoy the deer feeding and being nudged and even bitten by them.
Our tour guide was kind, funny and knowledgeable. We always book through Viator when we travel if they are an option. We always find the guides to be excellent and the overall tours to be really thorough and safe.
I did this tour with a friend in August and had a blast. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable spoke English well, and was very friendly. The bikes were in excellent condition and were the perfect way to get around/through the traffic to all the great sites. There are several tour options and if I'm ever back in Kyoto I might try one of the different routes - I'm sure they're all great! We also stopped at a local restaurant and had a traditional Japanese meal. Overall, this was a great value and a great way to get the real Kyoto experience!
Very interesting and spectacular places. The guide was fantastic. His English name was Mitch and he went the extra mile with every single one of us. Very knowledgeable indeed, highly educated too, with one of the best English spoken in all Japan. A must do!
I had a great time visiting Nara on this tour. The bus was clean, safe, and comfortable. The guide was excellent in her knowledge and very funny. The Temple and Shrine were great places to visit. One of my favorite memories is the deer that actually bow for a cookie!
Very nice afternoon tour and very well organized. We enjoyed the Deer park the best, but it was a very informative.
We had another excellent guide. She was super sweet and throughout the ride to Nara she talked about Kyoto and all the towns we were passing by. I thought it was cool that she didn't just leave the talking for when we actually got to each sites, she was really enthusiastic and passionate about what she told us. It was extremely cold that day and it snowed a little but she made sure to get us through all the spots and everything she talked about was really fascinating. She gave us time to play with the deer and she gave some recommendations on the bus ride back of places to eat and entertainment.